Preview in After Effects doesn't work

New Here ,
Oct 10, 2017 Oct 10, 2017

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Hi!

I am working on a project in After Effects and all of a sudden the preview stopped working. I push play and the active camera starts but nothing happends. I have tried to start a new project but I have the same issue. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

/Mia

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 10, 2017 Oct 10, 2017
Try going to:Edit>Purge>All Memory & Disk CacheAlso, is this happening all the time or does it work when you restart Ae or your computer?

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New Here ,
Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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Thank you!  this helped me.  I have been pulling out my hair and all along it was the little eye icon!

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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WHAT A GODSEND YOU ARE, THANK YOU.

See I just got AE today and I made my first edit on there and I was getting so frustrated when my videos didn't play with the music! All I had to do was click the eye!

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New Here ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Amazing! I spent one hour on this and then I click the eye icon and its fixed. Are you kidding me?????? Unbelievable. Why on earth would you even have that option for the preview? Geesh! Thanks for the life saving tip!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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Well sometimes someone might want to just listen to the sound without watching the video... or have a look on guides and controls without video.

But anyways: For me it doesn't solve the problem, Adobe!
My cached playback won't play, no matter what i do. I have 100 GB RAM headroom, still nothing. Spacebar or klicking the button: Nothing. Purging RAM and Cache: Still nothing.
There is literally only one way to solve it. Quit After Effects and re-open it. What kind of a workflow is that? I have to do it about every 5-10 minutes. Pretty much thinking about quitting AE forever. What a mess.

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Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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Thank you very much. This helped me immensely. 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021

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This is soo freaking annoying. I've tried every possible solution available on the internet but nothing works. I've re-installed the software thrice now. This is just ridiculous, really disappointed with Adobe. They are just not bothered to solve such a small issue.

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